Make Cosmetic Improvements
Touch up damaged paint, replace worn fixtures, fill gaps in tile grout, and make any other small repairs that could deter buyers.
Make your house a “turnkey” house and invest in neutral wall paint, exterior paint, tile, countertops, etc. Neutral colors like gray, white, and tan appeal to everyone and won’t put off taste-specific buyers.
Make Smart Investments
Only invest in major renovation and remodeling projects that offer returns. For example, adding an en suite bath to your master bedroom will dramatically increase your home’s value and pay off in the end; adding extra bedrooms won’t.
Improve Your Landscaping
Beautiful lawn and garden designs make homes look more impressive, clean, and put together. Improving landscaping also increases the home’s value. Invest in shady plants, a green lawn, and decorative shrubs near the entryway.
Make Green Upgrades
Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances and lights and water-saving fixtures makes your home much more valuable when you finally list it for sale.